Welcome to the annual list that makes my close friends tell me I'm an asshole :)
As always this list will represent the "Pick Up Artists" I feel had the best impact on 2009, as well as the guys that I really think have game. There's a lot of charlatans out there ( as you'll see on my list tomor) but today is all about giving props to the guys who deserve them. As always I will exclude myself from this list as that would be a little too douchey :)
Let's get into it.
10. Richard"Gambler"La Ruina- I've known Rich for a long time, but never really got a sense of how he actually gamed until recently. Richard's stealth attraction ideas are really cutting edge as well as being extremely helpful for guys who are scared of rejection. Furthermore Richard shows a great understanding of how to blend other people's tactics and techniques into a new system.
9. Speer. He's out of the game now to focus strictly on teaching, but NOBODY, and I mean NOBODY has bigger balls than Speer. The unquestioned master of talking his way into places as well as the king of persistence, Speer gets a spot this year based on the fact that he actually got hot girls when he was still active and his unrivaled abilities to network in a really hard city to network in (Miami). Furthermore Speer's attitude should be adopted by every guy who is serious about getting better.
8. Fader - Fader gets on to the list for his great hired gun game, his incredible ability to infiltrate NYC social circles and for being the first guy to teach a live workshop in strip clubs. His reviews are second to none and I personally have never seen a teacher who cares more for his students.
7. Doc Holliday - Doc took a little break for a bit to get his life together, but remains the best guy I've seen at day game other than myself. Furthermore Doc's understanding of the learning process of pickup as well as the issues guys will encounter along the way makes him a great teacher. His ability to codify day game even helped me in the production of the Day Game from A to Z Mastery course.
6. Cameron Teone - One of the most down to Earth guys out there also has great real world game. While he's mostly focused on approaching woman during the day, Cameron has demonstrated numerous times that he not only has no approach anxiety, but that he has the skills to charm all people regardless of gender, age, or ethnicity. Cameron excels at getting really bitchy girls to open up and be normal.
5. Mystery - Though it seems like he's lost his fastball a little bit, Erik makes this list on reputation as well as history. No one can take his influence on the game away as well as his very well documented abilities with certain girls. Obviously Mystery Method is NOT for everyone and is a validation based pick up method as opposed to a sex based one, but that doesn't hurt Erik here. It's not his fault he's become dogmatic and the game has passed him by.
4. Savoy - Still the most underrated PUA in the game, despite having a "girlfriend" in the technical sense. Still very active, still gets laid more than almost every other guy out there by new hot girls.
3. AFC Adam Lyons - Despite being married Adam continues to innovate and push the envelope. Adam is an example of how you can get what you want out of the community. Adam also was instrumental in helping me develop my own method as he pointed out many things to me, including the idea that comfort comes before attraction. As well known as he is Adam is still not given the credit he deserves for his breakthroughs.
2. Brad P - Last year's # 1 falls a bit this year and it has nothing to do with his game. Brad P built on a strong 2008 by masterminding the idea of the pick up mansion, continuing his 30/30 club and more. Brad is awesome because not only does he himself have maxed out game, but he focuses on simple actions that anyone can do to help themselves get laid more. No muss no bullshit that's Brad P.
1. Captain Jack - The only reason he had to share this title last year with Mr P was that he wasn't going out. This year that changed. Not much, but it changed in the sense that EVERY night he went out he got laid. Almost literally, I can think of a handful of situations where the pirate king tore himself away from his meditation actually went out to talk to girls and ended up getting laid back to back to back. Multiple times. It makes me jealous and I still don't know exactly what he does but he's the best point blank period and probably will be until he decides to give it up. Long Live the Pirate King 2009's best Pick Up Artist.
JS- The King Of Content